How To Prevent A Hangover

hangoverA hangover is generally the name given to the unpleasant side effects of drinking alcohol in excess. While 25%-30% of drinkers are resistant to experiencing hangovers naturally, few of you may want to know how to cure or prevent a hangover. Hangovers are mainly caused when your body is dehydrated which in turn results in lack of energy and headache.

B-complex vitamins such as folic acid, biotin, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid, and cyanocobalamin are the best sources to help a hangover condition. These B-complex vitamins are commonly found in your foods that you consume every day. Some effective hangover remedies are as follows.

Various Ways To Prevent A Hangover

Drink Water

Drink tons of water. Drinking a glass of water or juice is an effective and an excellent hangover remedy. Water cleanses the digestive system.

Drink Water

Alcohol causes severe body dehydration, and hence it is suggested to reduce the consumption of alcohol and increase the intake of water as much as possible.

Milk Thistle

Milk thistle (silymarin) helps in protecting the liver by removing the toxins from it. Recovering alcoholics and frequent drinkers should consume milk thistle daily.

Milk Thistle

It is advisable to have 70-120 mg of milk thistle three times every day. Consuming milk thistle can help you to reduce the effect of a hangover.


A quick and effective hangover remedy is honey and banana milkshake. Bananas help soothe the stomach, and honey helps to build up depleted sugar levels within the blood.

banana milk

Bananas are rich sources of magnesium and potassium, which are important electrolytes that are depleted by the consumption of alcohol.


Dandelion root helps relieve stomach aches and constipation. Dandelion has rich sources of antioxidants, which help to repair liver damage caused due to excess consumption of alcohol.

Dandelion roots

Brew 1-2 tsp of dried root in 1 cup of hot water for 10-15 minutes. Drink this mixture (1 cup) in the morning and also in the evening for better results.


Honey is a natural and an effective remedy for a hangover. Have 2-4 tsps of honey every 20 minutes upon waking, depending on the severity of the hangover.


You should continue this until your body starts feeling better. It is advisable to have organic honey as it is free from preservatives.

Eat Something

Drinking deprives your body of the necessary nutrients it requires. Eating healthy and easily digestible food helps in regaining the essential amino acids which have been lost.


Foods such as yogurt, bread helps to soothe your stomach. The presence of food in your stomach helps in decreasing the alcohol concentration by diluting it. This, in turn slows down the alcohol absorption in the body and eliminating harmful toxins from the body.

Vitamin Supplements

Have a vitamin supplement. It is advisable to have a vitamin C and vitamin B complex together after and before you have consumed alcohol.

vitamin supplements

A thiamine (vitamin B-1) deficiency will make it harder for the body to digest the alcohol, and hence consuming these supplements will help in boosting the B-1 level in the body easing alcohol absorption.


Get plenty of rest. After you have had a small snack and rehydrated your body allow your body to rest and detoxify itself. It is very difficult to get normal sleep after you have consumed alcohol.


You may not feel well rested even if you have slept for 8-9 hours continuously, sleep so as long as you want until your body starts feeling better.

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.

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